I have been living in NYC for a few years, and it is far from my hometown – Beijing. From a F.O.B. (fresh off the boat) who constantly asks for directions on the streets, to a “walking google map” who has been constantly asked for directions, I have realized something interesting within the simple action and developed a strong curiosity around asking for directions. So I decided to ask for directions for the sake of understanding me and the strangers in the city.
It is a urban intervention experiment in new york city, asking strangers to give me their personal information, including signatures, phone numbers; then call them to ask them to give me directiong. then ask if i could follow them along their way. see how people react to my requests, where the fine line is in terms of the personal interaction between strangers, the trust issues.